Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.
Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he’s not altogether interested in sharing.
Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby’s life—and her relationship with West—blossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she’s created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.
But West isn’t willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they’ve both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she’s willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants…and who she wants to live it with.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I grew up on the beaches of San Diego and I also grew up reading the Sweet Valley High books. Jessica and Elizabeth, the twins in that series, usually got along and I wondered what it might be like to grow up with someone who was identical to you in so many ways but who was determined to make your life miserable. Because that’s what happens to Abby in this book — her sister, Annika, does everything she can to wreak havoc on Abby’s life.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Abby and Annika both have a little of me in them — I didn’t have to look too far to find inspiration for how each of them behaved. 🙂 And West — he’s the guy I wish I’d dated out of high school. Strong, confident, sexy and charming…but definitely not perfect.
About the Author:
Anna Cruise has been drooling over boys since middle school…and writing about them, too. She hates cliffhangers, is a sucker for nice guys finishing first and revels in happy endings–and not just in books.
Anna grew up on the beaches of San Diego but currently resides in Minneapolis. Most of her writing is done in the winter, since she is pretty sure she’s allergic to sub-zero temperatures and tends to hibernate until it’s sunny and in the seventies. Her office is her couch and her colleagues are her kids and her sloth-like cats.
With ten books under her belt–and more on the way–she really wishes she’d taken keyboarding in high school. Typing with only three fingers is not terribly efficient.
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